With ongoing Tammy Abraham claims and counterclaims when it comes to a potential recall from Aston Villa by Chelsea so they can sell him to Wolverhampton Wanderers, the press and some sections of the internet certainly aren’t letting it go.
I’m still yet to read anything that makes me think it’ll actually happen but we know the press well these days, nothing has to actually be justified and proven does it.
As a fall out from that the Sun have tried to be intelligent and use Abraham as a means of refiring up another piece of speculation – head coach Dean Smith will return to Brentford for Neal Maupay.
They suggest he’s available for £6million, but much like ethics and accuracy, numbers aren’t a strong suit either. Having signed for a reported £2million they believe we’ll have to pay three times that to secure his signature based on their recent Ryan Woods deal.
Brentford signed Woods for a reported £1million from Shrewsbury, but he moved to Stoke on a loan to buy deal worth £7million this window.
How that proves three times is Brentford’s going rate probably goes into the same question box as how do these people identify as journalists as facts aren’t a strong point.
It also misses the premium you pay for strikers, and we’ve seen Brentford’s form there with Scott Hogan, so with the 22-year-old having 29 goals to his name in 53 starts and 20 substitute showings, £6million is laughable – 16 goals in 27 games this year makes it an even bigger joke.
And of course, Abraham hasn’t gone anywhere yet.